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his long and to be on this level. his long passes are one of and to be on this level. his long passes are one of the best.” and to be on this level. his long passes are one of the best. i like his confidence. he doesn't rush, he doesn't panic. i want to be like him. i started in a small village where my father was like the team manager. the sacrifices he made. from that age i was... i looked up to every iconic footballer. i tried to every iconic footballer. i tried to be like... using the intelligence... for attacking a used the strength of yaya toure. he is a great coach and one of the best coaches on the planets. any position he put me, it is not easy for any player to play a lot of positions. for me he is doing well and i think
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he will be there for a lot of respect. please vote for me for bbc african footballer of the year. thomas partey is nominated along with medhi benatia, kalidou koulibaly, sadio mane and mohamed salah. and you can vote for your favourite right now via the bbc sport website and app. voting closes at 8pm on sunday the 2nd of december. british gymnast ashley watson has leaped into the guinness book of world records with the longest back flip between horizontal bars. watson, who trains alongside olympian, nile wilson, sailed nearly six metres into the air at leeds gymnastics club where he's is based. that's more than 19 feet in old money! let's have another look at what we can call "one giant leap". that's all from sportsday. my colleague holly hamilton is here with more sport throughout the evening.
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the police officer poisoned by novichok while investigating the attempted murder of former russian spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia in salisbury, has spoken publicly for the first time. in an exclusive bbc panorama to be broadcast later this evening, detective sergeant nick bailey described his ordeal. joining me now is jane corbin, the journalist who worked on tonight's programme. in it we hearfrom detective sergeant nick bailey had quite a ghastly experience when he became very ill, having touched and another chop. yes, it was on the door handle of the house and he went out to
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investigate if there were fatalities. he was there to look. he was unaware of this, he was wearing a full forensic suits but after he got back from the house he did not see anything there, it almost normal, he immediately had as he described its feeling hot and sweaty and pinpricks in his ice. he got really bad the next day, so much that two days on he had to be rushed to hospital. we can hear a bit of that interview. to come back from the house, iwas that interview. to come back from the house, i was quite sweaty and hot. at the time i put it down to being tired and stressed. they said that you have this nerve agent in your blood system. what was your reaction? scary because it is fear of the unknown is that is such a dangerous thing to have in your system. knowing how the other two were, how badly they had been affected, i was petrified. that is
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pa rt affected, i was petrified. that is part of your interview. during the course of the programme you discovered more aboutjust how potent this poison is. yes, the detective leading the investigation, the counterterrorism policing at work, he was looking at what happens, he and his officers of course sounds tragically, because don sturgess had died in her second —— the second attack, they found the perfume bottle that had been used to put the nerve agent onto the door handle. he told me in the interview that there was a significant amount left in the bottle when it was discovered. his estimation was that it could have killed into the thousands of people. this was thrown away in a bin, two people found it and were subsequently poisoned. one died and one survived. his point was that it could have been so much worse. could have killed thousands, we have not heard that before. he said that it was so reckless to throw it away, a bottle with this
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liquid in. there wouldn't have been that much in the bottle but the point about the nerve agent is that it is one of the deadliest known to man. even a few milligrams could have been incredibly potent. i interviewed the russian scientist who helped develop it and he don't mean that one maximum two mg can kill a person. even a small amount ina kill a person. even a small amount in a bottle could have had devastating effects. these investigators were in no doubt that this poison had been put there by the russians? yes, in the programme they detail the painstaking investigation. they went through 11,000 hours of cctv. they isolated the two individuals by looking at their movements in salisbury on the day of the poisoning. at the end of the day they are certain that these russians were the ones who carried out and the prime ministers spoke about that in parliament and said openly that the government believes the two were officers in the russian
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military intelligence, eg ru. these are the men responsible for the poisonings in salisbury. we know that many residents in salisbury have been very worried for a long time. it now emerges just how great the potential threat was. yes, time. it now emerges just how great the potentialthreat was. yes, a large amount of decontamination was carried out afterwards but no one could find the source of it, this bottle. it lay undiscovered probably ina bin bottle. it lay undiscovered probably in a bin for three months, which i suppose is a good thing. in that it wasn't in doubt on the streets. i think people were worried locally. now the decontamination effort is pretty much at an end and everywhere has been swept and cleans. we show people in the film how the decontamination has been carried out and how the area is believed to be safe now. thanks very much. you can see more on that into night's panorama. salisbury nerve agent attack: the inside story on bbc1 at 8pm. we will have much more on that and
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on the brexit deal. let's catch up hello. tonight not as cold as last night. too much cloud around but bridges did not rise a good deal today. very grey and gloomy in many areas. low cloud continuing across northern england into scotland. a few breaks behind that before we see some more clouds coming up from the south together with sharp showers in the far south—west. just about frost free. no significant breaks in the cloud. they besom brighter skies for a while and sunshine tomorrow for northern ireland, the north of england, southern scotland. i be elsewhere. showers in scotland, heavy ones clipping the far south—west of england. temperatures showing an improvement compared with today. it may not feel as cold,
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possibly double figures in southern england. there may not be a great deal of sunshine this weekend. cloudy skies, dry, southern parts of england could see some showers and stillbirth easterly breeze through the weekend. -- still —— still that easterly breeze. you're watching beyond one hundred days. the deal is within our grasp, says the prime minister, but will her brexit blueprint persuade the wavering backbenchers? the prime minister is not for turning but with dissenting voices on all sides, she looks an increasingly isolated figure. negotiations are now at a critical moment and all our efforts must be focused on working with our european partners to bring this process to a final conclusion in the interests of all our people. poisoned by novichok.
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the police officer involved in the salisbury nerve agent attack speaks publicly for the first time about his ordeal. the wife of the british academic jailed for life in the emirates says the british government put uk interests above his right to freedom. we will hear from one of matthew hedges' university professors. and no katty tonight. it is thanksgiving in america, but here's the washington team,
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